Thank you, I had just that instant got hold of it.
The eleven plus tutoring company in the photo isn't local....bizarre use of Photoshop to duplicate the girl with long hair, do she sits at the front too.
Nothing new, although I would say the gap it mentions between lowest and highest achievers is actually the biggest in the country in Bucks county council area, not just similar areas or counties, this includes inner city schools.
The whole thing is just silly, only an estimated 38% of seats in local grammar schools have a bum sitting on it from a bucks county council state primary school.
all that extra traffic, all those schools in other areas losing their high achievers to bucks grammars, all those kids losing out on the pleasure if local schooling and local school friends.
I do feel for the primary school heads and year six teachers, until they have this next few months done and dusted they have such a lot of mixed emotions from both children and their parents to deal with. They also have to cope with children who are told by their parents, "You can relax now, just have fun this year" or children who have had a massive confidence kick and sincerely wonder why they should bother trying.
Certainly the new test has proved very popular with the prep schools, as they can focus heavily on the areas of curriculum needed to pass, without blatantly tutoring their children.
However every one I know who had children in preps also sent them to tutors. Kerching!